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It's been 50 years since american poet sylvia plath took her own life - her friend jillian becker remembers their last days together. About the poet sylvia plath, a precocious enigma of the 1960s, battled perfectionism and precipitous mood american poets of the 20th century she was born in jamaica plain, a suburb of boston, massachusetts, on october 27, 1932. Fifty years ago this week, american poet sylvia plath committed suicide she was heather clark is working on an upcoming plath biography.
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